TU’s interdisciplinary arts, culture and entertainment (ACE) management degree features a curriculum based on management objectives while exploring the arts, public administration, financial management, entertainment and music industry, grant writing, programming and marketing theories. Students graduate with foundational knowledge in best practices and methods for managing arts, entertainment and nonprofit organizations and participating in entrepreneurship and advocacy. The program is ideal for students interested in working in and advocating for the arts and cultural and entertainment organizations through administrative, fundraising, marketing and operational roles.
The bachelor of arts in ACE Management is an interdisciplinary program that combines arts management, business, performing arts and an area of specialization in one of the following areas:
- Visual arts
- Performing arts
- Entertainment and commercial arts
- Cultural and public administration
A distinguishing factor of TU’s ACE Management program is the emphasis on applied learning. Students extend their classroom experiences with opportunities, such as practicums, semester-long internships, field trips, board leadership and the ACE Experience course for majors, which combines meetings with industry professionals, networking opportunities, student-initiated participation in community events and interdisciplinary discussions on leadership issues in the arts and related fields. ACE Management students are eligible for TU-funded experiences, such as Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) and D’Arcy internships, as well as ACE Management-funded opportunities to be recognized as Judith and Jean Pape Adams scholars and to study and work in London as Kravis interns.